Moving abroad is increasingly common. Many people move abroad for work, for relationships, or simply for an adventure. Some settle there for good, and some eventually return to their country of origin. However, there is also a trend of people who don’t just stop at one country, but repeatedly relocate to new countries. This is the habitual expat mindset explained by a guilty party: myself.
If you take your children abroad during your foreign assignment, their new school will play a vital role in their brand-new life as expat kids. InterNations introduces you to the pros and cons of international schools, local schools, boarding schools, and homeschooling for expat children.
With a career in IT, it’s easy to work in any big city around the globe. These seven cities are fully embracing the digital revolution, providing countless opportunities for the tech-savvy among you. There’s no time like the present: just pick one and go!
Thinking of going overseas? Be aware: Visa applications, finding accommodation and getting a job abroad are not the only important preparations for taking such a big step. Moving to a foreign country can also put you under a considerable amount of emotional strain – but having the right attitude will get you far!
Getting to know the local people and culture while living abroad is important but sometimes maintaining expat friendships with people from your home country can really be an advantage. InterNations member Karina recounts how staying in touch with other Columbian expats helped her feel at home abroad.
Has your foreign assignment come to an end or are you about to terminate for some reason? Did you know that reverse culture shock happens to nearly all expats returning back home? You will probably not be exempt from such re-adjustment issues — but InterNations tells you how to soften the blow!
As a global mind, e.g. an expat working in international management or a business person with lots of clients abroad, you’ll need to deal with international business communication sooner or later. We show you how good communication skills can help you overcome international business issues.
Getting comfortable in your job is all too easy but sometimes you have to work on yourself and develop new skills to stay successful. InterNations member Harlem has some advice on owning your personal development.
Moving overseas can have a huge impact on the environment but it can also offer new opportunities for you to become more environmentally friendly. InterNations member Gabrielle has put together some steps you can take towards a more sustainable expat life.
What are the best expat destinations for women in search of great career opportunities? Drawing on the results of our Expat Insider survey, we’ve taken an in-depth look at the ten countries where women working abroad rate their career prospects most favorably. Some of the answers may surprise you!
Is international health insurance the right choice for you? What factors should you consider when choosing a company and policy? How can you tailor your plan to fit the specific needs of you and your family? And most importantly: don’t forget to read the fine print!
Remember a time when you went abroad and made some faux pas that caused amusement or dismay among local listeners? Knowing what exactly went wrong in this situation could help you understand cultural awareness. InterNations tells you more about cultural awareness and why it is so important for expatriates.
My favorite English word is “mobility” - “movilidad” in Spanish. Why? Because to me mobility is a synonym of freedom. And freedom or liberty is one of the fundamental virtues for every Pole. It is for me, anyway.